Stories for March 11, 2009
The president of San Diego teachers union says San Diego Unified's proposed spending plan for next school year is "appalling." The school board adopted that plan last night. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has more.
San Diego's biotech community is closely watching the wave of mergers in pharmaceutical industry. Especially one that would change the ownership of an Oceanside plant. KPBS Reporter Tom Fudge has more.
California's Climate Action Team is reviewing a report on the environmental and economic impacts of climate change in California. One part of the report looks at sea level rise. KPBS Environment Reporter Ed Joyce tells us how that may affect San Diego County.
San Diego city officials have failed to convince regulators to require a test ensuring gasoline is not recontaminating Qualcomm Stadium. The two sides met earlier this week. KPBS Reporter Amita Sharma has details.
Term limits in the state legislature was supposed to encourage citizen legislators. But career politicians continue to bounce from one termed-out elected office to the next. We'll take a look at the intriguing "family tree" of the legislature with KPBS Political Correspondent Gloria Penner.
Veteran teachers throughout San Diego may be retiring early as part of a push to balance school budgets. We'll explore the cost to education of such a move. And, we'll talk about Vista Unified's policy on parental notification for students leaving campus to seek medical services.
Chargers fans can breath a sigh of relief today now that running back LaDainian Tomlinson has agreed to a new contract that will keep the fan favorite in San Diego for at least three more years.
The latest find at the future downtown campus of the Thomas Jefferson School of Law were fossils from a giant ground sloth, which likely lived about 600,000 years ago during an Ice Age, researchers said Monday.
A California gray whale has wandered into San Diego Bay after migration season is over.
What are your options if your cat or dog is not responding well to the medicine that was prescribed by your local veterinarian? What kind of alternative medical options are available for pets? Host Alison St. John speaks to Dr. Katy Allen and Dr. Patty Ungar about the growing popularity of alternative veterinary medicine. We discuss how acupuncture, homeopathy, and traditional chinese remedies are being used by veterinarians and pet owners nowadays.
Last week, we spoke with California State Senator Christine Kehoe about her opposition to Proposition Eight. We now speak with someone who supports the measure. Joining us on Morning Edition is Charles LiMandri. He is a San Diego attorney and former spokesman for Proposition 8.
What are the biggest challenges disabled veterans face when they try to find a civilian job, or start their own business? The military offers people the opportunity to learn skills that can be applied in the civilian workplace, but many of our country's disabled vets need help finding the right job, and creating a business plan for the future. Host Alison St. John speaks to the executive director of the California Disabled Veterans Business Alliance about the goals of that organization. We also speak to Michael Patton, owner of Pothos, about his business and how the DVBE Alliance has helped him throughout the years.
The San Diego Unified school board approved a proposed budget plan yesterday that could result in bigger classes, work furloughs and fewer bus routes for next school year. KPBS Reporter Ana Tintocalis has the latest.
Planned Parenthood and the Americal Civil Liberties Union of San Diego County want the San Diego Unified School District to adopt a policy that would prevent school employees from calling a parent if a teenage girl is pregnant. But critics say moms and dads have a right to know. In the second of a three-part series, KPBS Education Reporter Ana Tintocalis takes a look at the issue of parental notification in San Diego public schools.